Commemorating the death of Ladywood policeman 120 years ago

The bravery of our police officers has very much been in the news lately, and current officers of the law follow in the footsteps of those who performed their duties  in what we often assume were more gentle times. 120 years ago, in July 1897, a Birmingham police man, PC George Snipe, was killed whilst [...]

Coffin Works opens…

After 15 years of hard work the Coffin Works museum on Fleet Street has finally opened. TNT News spoke to people who attended the official opening.

The Wonderful World of Trains & Planes

The Wonderful World of Trains & Planes is a new tourist attraction in the Jewellery Quarter. Peter Smith is the man who set it up and Declan and Shannon went to meet him. They even helped to set up some of the exhibitions and displays!

Coffin Works to be featured on BBC1

The Coffin Works, on the edge of the Jewellery Quarter, a building which is being turned into a museum, is to be featured in a television documentary on BBC1 called Restoring England’s Heritage. It is to be broadcast on BBC1 on Thursday 5 December 2013 at 7.30 pm. TNT News met the presenter of the […]

A Timely Reminder Of A War That Ended 110 Years Ago

Birmingham’s Boer War memorial was rededicated in December 2012 in a ceremony held in Cannon Hill Park. The memorial lists the names of over 500 Brummies who were killed in battles in Africa against Boer settlers, which ended in 1902. Joseph Chamberlain MP, the Colonial Secretary, signed the Peace Treaty to end the war. The […]

The Pen Trade : Now And Then

In the Victorian era Joseph Gillott was a major producer of pen nibs. The trade declined and virtually disappeared from the Jewellery Quarter where Gillott was based. TNT has found that a new pen manufacturer called Jack Row is producing pens that have made headlines all around the world. You’ll be amazed at this … these […]

Tonight In Ladywood – May 2011

In this edition we visit Reeves Badges in the Jewellery Quarter which is closing down after being in business for 101 years. We also look at how people in Ladywood celebrated the Royal Wedding and feature the new gardening project in Civic Close. There is an Easter Eggstra and a strange work of art in […]

TNT News December 2009 Part Two

Climate Change Conference – What is happening in Ladywood? Ed Milliband at the Eco Village, Summerfield Prof. Rex Harris Of Birmingham University on an hydrogen powered barge. Keep fit Ladywood style : Exercise for elderly people at the Norman Power Centre Centenary of the Jewellery Quarter Fire Station building on Albion Street. Christmas 2009 : […]

Tonight In Ladywood – October 2009 edition

This 12 minute October 2009 edition of Tonight in Ladywood Olympic pool update – Ladywood at War – Key Hill memorial and bats – Macmillan Coffee Morning Talent Show – Newman Heritage Project – TNT on BBC Radio WM – Tower Ballroom Blitz Ball Jewellery Quarter fire – TNT wins two awards